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April - October 1918 Studio portrait of ex-Prisoner of War (POW) 3060 Private (Pte) Eric Ernest McLean, 16th Battalion, from Digby, Victoria and his wife Ann, nee MacPherson. Pte McLean enlisted on 23 July 1915 at the age of 18 and embarked for overseas on 14 September 1915 aboard HMAT Ballarat. After serving at Gallipoli, he also served on the Western Front where he was wounded and captured at Bullecourt, France, on 11 April 1917. He received a gun shot wound to the right leg which was...
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Lieutenant Robert Antony (Tony) Evelyn Cansdale helps his new bride, Lena Cohn, cut their wedding cake with his ceremonial sword, at Haifa, Palestine, on 19 November 1947. Tony Cansdale entered the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in March 1942 as a rating. After he finished training, in June 1942, he was posted to the sloop HMS Folkestone, performing convoy protection duty from North Ireland to West and North Africa, the West Indies and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In March 1943 he transferred to the...
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Wedding photograph of Sergeant Noel Ronald Maginness, RAAF, and Corporal (Cpl) Dorothy Desley Chadwick, WAAAF. The wedding took place on 12 June 1943 at St Michael's Church, Flinders Street, Surry Hills, Sydney. The best man was Flight Sergeant William Martin, and the bridesmaid Cpl Margaret Mitchell Armstrong. Both the couple and their attendants were at the time of the wedding posted to 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond. The wedding dress was purchased second hand by the bride's mother because the...
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Unknown photographer Enoggera, Queensland 1966 Members of 8 platoon, C Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, in the battalion lines at Enoggera, Queensland, prior to deployment to Vietnam in May 1966. From left: 2781803 Private Rodney Cox of Ganmain, NSW; 2781794 Private Gordon Stafford of Gunnedah, NSW; 2781823 Private Neil (Pop) Baker of Newcastle, NSW; 2781790 Private Mark (Scrub) Minell of Moree, NSW; 2781809 Private Graham Irvine of Coolamon, NSW. All five men were called up...
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Sydney, NSW. 1919. A wounded AIF soldier receives an affectionate welcome home at the Anzac Buffet in The Domain. Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions. This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection www.awm.gov.au Persistent URL: cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/H11574 taken at 1914-12-01T00:00:00-08:00
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NAVY18156 Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Garden Island (Sydney) 11 October 1968 The RAN guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart has arrived back at Garden Island, NSW, after completing its second deployment to Vietnam. The crew are being greeted by friends and family. Here R64789 Able Seaman Underwater Control (ABUC) Bruce Robert Skipworth kisses his wife Elaine as he holds his seven week old daughter for the first time. Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions. This photograph is from...
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John Alfred Ford (photographer) Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam May 1971 Gunner Ernie Widders of Armidale, NSW, takes time out during a break in operations in Phuoc Tuy Province, to write a letter. Gunner Widders, who was a shearer before being called up for National Service, is a member of C Company, 2RAR /NZ (ANZAC) (The ANZAC Battalion comprising 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment and a component from the 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment). The battalion has just...
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Unknown photographer Puckapunyal, Victoria 1952 Newspaper portrait of four Western Australian soldiers prior to embarkation for service in the Korean War. The four friends, all 18 or 19 years of age, had been in National Service together before deciding to volunteer for service in Korea. Left to right: 52109 Private Kevin Thomas 'Doc' Watson; 52106 Private Maurice Keith 'Snow' White; 52103 Private Arthur John Scurry; and 52101 Private Norman Percival (Norm) Fury. They first travelled to Japan...
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Studio portrait of Captain Henry Garnett Forrest (born 1895) and his wife Cara on their wedding day. Captain Forrest served with No 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps (AFC) and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions. This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection www.awm.gov.au Persistent URL: cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/P01516.001 taken at 1917-12-01T00:00:00-08:00
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Sydney 1942 Portrait of NX73569 Private (Pte) Lisle Gerard Rowe of Bellata, NSW, and his bride Jessica Elaine Rowe (nee Holland) cutting their wedding cake on their wedding day. Enlisting in the Second AIF in December 1941, Pte Rowe served in the Pacific campaign with the 2/31 Battalion and was killed in action during the attack on Lae on 15 September 1943, aged 22. Private Rowe is listed on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial. Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions. This...
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Bruce Colin Reedman (photographer) Wacol, Queensland August 1958 A camouflaged bren gun trench taken during a trek by A Company, 11th National Service Training Battalion basic training at Wacol, Qld. Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions. This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection www.awm.gov.au Persistent URL: http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/P05887.015 taken at 2007-09-17T16:03:33-08:00
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13 April 1946 Portrait of Able Seaman (AB) Torpedoman William John Richardson and Muriel McGlynn in St Aidens Church, Annandale, on their wedding day. Richardson is in Seaman's No 1 Blue square rig dress with long white silk streamers, known as wedding streamers. Permission was given to RAN sailors and their best man to wear the streamers if they were married in uniform. AB Richardson enlisted in the RAN in October 1942 and was posted to HMAS Australia, after being in the army for a short...
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Studio portrait of the wedding party at the marriage of NX57392 Lieutenant Frank Sherral Bissaker and Norma Sherrie Bissell. The attendants are Horrie Bissell and Nita Bissell and an unnamed flower girl. Lt Bissaker, a member of the 2/13 Battalion, was killed in action in Egypt on 29 October 1942. Lt Bissaker is listed on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial. Mrs Norma Bissaker's dress is in the collection of the Australian War Memorial. You can read a little about it in our blog...
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c 1 June 1915; c April 1915 Portrait of Bagot Wedding Couple. The groom is Acting Sergeant (later Lieutenant) John Frederick Bagot who embarked on 12 May 1915 and served with the 13th Light Horse Regiment. His bride is Eileen Dubois Ive. Bagot trained in South Australia for seven months with the 9th Light Horse before transferring to the Light Horse Depot at Broadmeadows. He passed his examination for commissioning as a 2nd lieutenant and by the time he embarked he held this rank. In November...
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Graham Eckett (photographer) Ingleburn, New South Wales March 1959 Unidentified men from C Company, 13th National Service Battalion, based at Bardia Barracks, Ingleburn, waiting to go home after completing their period of national service. A chartered double decker bus is waiting in the background. Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions. This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection www.awm.gov.au Persistent URL: http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/P04443.007 taken at...
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NX25641 Private (Pte) Albert George Denovan, of Sydney NSW, 2/3 Pioneer Battalion, a former prisoner of war (POW) is reunited with relatives at the showground. After moving through processing by recruit reception, general details depot NSW, lines of communication area personnel, he will proceed on 60 days leave. Pte Denovan is kissing and holding his son Albert George Denovan in the centre, his wife Mrs Rosetta Denovan is on his right and his mother and brother are to his left. Rights Info: No...
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The first Army wedding in northwest Australia. Lieutenant M. Timbs of Glen Innes, NSW, and his bride Sister H. J.Woodhead of Adelaide, SA, leaving the church after they had been married. A typical camp church built of bush timber with bamboo walls was the setting for the wedding. The bride was given away by Captain M. A. Garrahy of Brisbane, Qld, and was attended by Sister Dickman of Adelaide, SA. Captain H. McManus of Brisbane, Qld, was best man. At the wedding breakfast, prepared by the...
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Graham Eckett (photographer) Ingleburn, New South Wales January-March 1959 Group portrait of unidentified national service men of C Company, 13th National Service Battalion, standing at the end of their barracks building, hut D29, at Bardia Barracks, Ingleburn, between 17 January 1959 and 24 March 1959. Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions. This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection www.awm.gov.au Persistent URL: http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/P04443.003 taken at...
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Phillip Oliver Hobson (photographer) Korea: 38th Parallel 3 December 1954 Ready in his fighting pit as the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australia Regiment manned its positions in the Kansas Line in Korea, is Private Danny Matthews of Goonellabah, Lismore, NSW. He is wearing his parka for protection against the icy wind blowing up from the slowly freezing Imjin River. After Private Matthews completed his National Service training, he joined the Regular Army sixteen months ago and has been in Korea...
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Fremantle An unidentified marine technician from HMAS Darwin kisses his girlfriend at a homecoming ceremony for HMAS ANZAC and HMAS Darwin at Victoria Quay, Fremantle, WA. HMAS Darwin left Australia for the Persian Gulf on 28 October 2002, under Operation Slipper, Australia's contribution to the international fight against terrorism, to participate in the Multinational Interception Force enforcing UN sanctions against Iraq. The Darwin was then assigned to Operation Bastille, the build-up of...
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